Round-up

Monday morning round-up

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The top legal affairs news stories from this morning and the weekend

Boris Johnson to confirm whether vast majority of legal Covid restrictions will be ditched on 19 July [Independent]

Legal challenge over ministers’ private email use [BBC]

Solicitor warns of disciplinary action if you call in sick after Euro 2020 final [Nottingham Post]

Law firm quintet tapped for crypto exchange Bullish’s $9 bln SPAC merger [Reuters]

‘Memory affected by long Covid’: Top City lawyer denies lying under oath [City A.M.]

Feminists’ legal appeal against trans women being called women [The Times] (£)

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Britney Spears ‘hires own lawyers’ in a bid to end ‘abusive’ conservatorship [Metro]

‘He’s always buzzed’: Trump’s aides believed Rudy Giuliani was often DRUNK and feared former president’s personal lawyer, 77, was growing senile, explosive new Michael Wolff book claims [Daily Mail]

Two brothers who shot innocent law student in face at random facing jail [Evening Standard]

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